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Thursday, October 12 design charrette for Earthlands. If you're interested, contact Justin@vitalsolutions@earthlink.net (Justin Idoine) if you want in.
DATE: October 3, 2006
TO: Central New England Region Green Builders and Designers
FROM: Larry Buell, Executive Director, Earthlands Program Center; Justin Idoine, Earthlands Facilities Committee
RE: EARTHLANDS FACILITIES DESIGN CHARRETTE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH - 2006

Earthlands, a regional sustainable living center in Petersham, MA is about to embark on a new and exciting project - The University of the Wild. As you know, there is a need for an alternative Higher Education program and curriculum that will truly develop Global Citizens who possess an ecocentric worldview.

The new University of the Wild, proposed to open as a pilot semester in the Fall of 2007, is a mentored, self-directed curriculum and learning community designed to develop an Ecological Global Citizen. Part of the two-year program will be a resident semester at Earthlands in Massachusetts.

The curriculum is coming together and the entire program is gaining international recognition. The experiential-based curriculum is founded on Permaculture and Deep Ecology principles and practices. The challenge is to alter and in some places, construct new facilities that will integrate the curriculum, engage the Learning Community, and represent the "State-of-the-Art" green building and design principles.

At this early phase in the development process, we wish to get input from a range of qualified Green Building professionals, like yourself. We have designed a one-day Charrette to get some of the best "design and building minds" together to discuss a wide range of topics related to the facilities - from curriculum to design and from building practices to materials used. It is important to come onto Earthland's physical site to best suggest an appropriate use of the land and buildings.

Thank you,
Larry Buell, Earthlands Director
Justin Idoine, Abundant Home Design Build Services
Earthlands Facilities Committee

Please Confirm Your Interest in Attending

Justin Idoine at (802) 522-5371
Justin@vitalsolutions@earthlink.net
OR
Larry Buell at (978) 724-3448
larrybuell@earthlink.net

TITLE: Earthlands Facilities Design & Development Charrette
DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FACILITATORS: Justin Idoine, Laura Fitch, Bill Grover and Others

BRIEF SCHEDULE OF THE ONE-DAY DESIGN CHARRETTE
9:00 AM - Welcome, Introduction, Orientation, and History
9:30 AM - Site Visit, Current Buildings
11:30 AM - Return to Lodge, Intro to design process for charrette
12:00 - Lunch and Tea
1-4:30 PM - Design Process
4:30 ­ 5:30 PM - Wrap Up and identify next steps
5:30 PM - Closing

EARTHLAND'S LIST OF INVITEES

Larry Buell, Earthlands Director
37 Glasheen Rd
Petersham, MA 01366
Phone: 978 724-3448
Cell: 978 855-1420
Email: larrybuell@earthlink.net

William H. Grover, FAIA
67 Main Street
Post Office Box 955
Centerbrook, CT 06409-0955
Telephone 860.767.0175
Facsimile 860.767.8719
Email: grover@centerbrook.com

Laura Fitch
KRAUS-FITCH ARCHITECTS, INC.
110 PULPIT HILL ROAD | AMHERST, MA 01002
Phone: 413.549.5799
Email: lfitch@krausfitch.com

Justin Idoine, Abundant Home ­ Design & Build Services
PO Box 412
Randolph, VT 05060
Phone: 802 522-5371
Email: vitalsolutions@earthlink.net

Ms. Jahnay Pickett, UNH Office of Sponsored Research
368 Mast Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Phone: 6038621992
Email: jahnay.pickett@unh.edu

Dave Jacke, Dynamics Ecological Design
Site Planning - Landscape Design - Construction - Education - Permaculture
15 Riddell St. #2, Greenfield, MA 01301
PHONE 413-475-3499
Email dave@edibleforestgardens.com

Jano Neiger, Regenerative Design
Leverett, MA
Phone: 413-367-2304
Email: janoniger@earthlink.net

Ben Goldberg, Earthlands Facilities Committee
Phone: (413) 237-7060
Email: plunkatune@mindspring.com

Mark Rosenbaum, P.E. Energysmiths
P.O. Box 194 Meriden, NH 03770
Phone: 603-469-3355 Fax: 603-469-3855
Email: marc@energysmiths.com:
Web: www.energysmiths.com

Charles Crowley Associates
209 Beacon St # 1, Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 266-6820
Email: studio209@erols.com

Ruthford Platt, Plant and Soil Sciences ­ Umass
Dept. of Geo-Sciences
233 Morril Science Center
University of Mass., Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-2499
Email: Platt@geo.umass.edu

Megan McDonough, The Center for Ecological Technology
Energy Star Homes Certification
26 Market Street
Northampton, MA 01060
tel: (413) 586-7350
fax: (413) 586-7351
Email: earthskyfirewater@gmail.com
Web: http://www.cetonline.org

Nancy Hazard, NESEA
Phone: 617-460-6869
Email: nhazard@worldsustain.net

Tullio Inglese, Architects Nacul Center
592 Main Street • Amherst, MA • 01002
Phone: 413.256.8025
Email: tia@nacul.com

Elizabeth (Liz) Dupre, civil engineer
87 Bartlett Road
Kittery Point, Maine 03905
Phone: 207-439-0032
Fax: 207-439-1152
Email: clearh2o@comcast.net

Frank Ditle, Earthlands Staff and Lodge cordinator
Glasheen, Rd., Petersham, MA
Email: commoikos@gmail.com

Gail Burrington, Director Solar Edge
6 Reed Circle
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Email: solaredge1@juno.com
Phone: (860) 623-0159

Ellie Kastanopolous, Executive Director Equity Trust, Inc.
P.O. Box 746
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Email: info@equitytrust.org
Phone: (413) 863-9038

Conway School of Design Students
332 South Deerfield St.
Conway, MA 01341-0179
Phone: 413-369-4032
Email: paulhellmund@csld.edu

Matt Sirum and Jon Child, PV-Squared
Greenfield, MA 01302
Phone: 413 772-8788
Email: matts@pvsquared.coop

Don Campbell
113 Coller Cemetery Rd.
Northfield, MA 01360
Phone: 413 498-0027
Email: campbell@shaysnet.com

Students - to be determined from the related fields of design, architecture, planning

And Others
Bill Pfeiffer, SEN (978) 724-0120
Bruce Davidson, Sirius EcoVillage (413) 259-1230









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